In an exclusive interview with, Swansea City’s Dutch defender Mike van der Hoorn spoke about his former Ajax colleague Matthijs de Ligt, stating that de Ligt is the “best upcoming talent in the world”.

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Van der Hoorn spoke with us at the weekend and he speculated about his own Dutch national team chances, which he claimed would be “very hard” to achieve because he now plays in the English Championship.

“I still need to do a lot to be there,” said van der Hoorn, “But we have very good defenders now in the Dutch team.”

“We have one of the best in the world and the best upcoming talent as well, in the world; he had the Golden Boy award,” the 26-year-old continued, “It’s hard now for a defender from Holland to get in the team.”

You can watch the full interview by clicking here.

Michael Statham (392 Posts)

I'm a physics student from the UK and a massive Eredivisie fan. Started watching after being inspired by the Netherlands national team after the 2010 World Cup. Wilfred Bouma also has a big part to play in my initial keen interest in the league, being a Villa fan meant I wanted to keep track of my favourite player.